4,2 sur septembre 17, 2012
Our stay with Malcolm and Edward exceeded expectations. We were made very welcome, including our dog Sashi, and were sorry that we only had one night available on our journey in which to enjoy their wonderful hospitality. Dinner was excellent and the wine flowed. This is a definite for a return visit. Sian, Michael and Sashi
4,0 sur janvier 28, 2012
The story - I send my husband to france with the contact details of Appleton to arrange a stay on a very long journey back from Monleon (midi-pyrenees) to the UK with my father and our german shepard. As normal the boys ingnored a perfectly reasonable instruction to call and arrange before they left, instead on the journey a few miles out they called asking if they could be accomodated. You picked up the phone and made thier day by saying yes more than welciome come on over, how accomodating at such "very" short notice. They were welcomed by friendly faces and a very freindly atmosphere, along with a lovely bottle of red and the company flowed through the evening, whilst I was texting to see if they were still alive!! You accomodated our dear old german shephard so no uncomforatable stay in the car for her either, what a wonder that there are such places for us dog lovers. Breakfast - apparantly better than mine! not sure that I would agree with that, but tasty all the same. thank you to you both for looking after my two weary travellers, if we do the trip again we would certainly call to see if you are still there. Have a great 2012 - Rob / John - the wife!! (tara) :):)
5 sur août 06, 2011
The warmest welcome you will receive anywhere in France. It turns the stopover - we stayed en route to Corbieres and on the way back to Caen - a delight rather than a chore. Edward and Malcom have created a haven of hospitality. David and Hilary
5 sur juillet 19, 2011
My husband & I plus my daughter and her husband stayed at Appleton's for one evening on 24th June 2011 and had a wonderful relaxed evening. The weather was fantastic which meant we could eat outside. Edward and Malcolm were generous hosts and Edward's cooking was fantastic. After a very long journey it was a real haven in which to relax and enjoy good company. We would definitely return.
4,6 sur novembre 06, 2010
On September 21st this year we spent the late afternoon and evening at Appleton's Farmhouse B&B We had a delightful and welcoming host, met several interesting and charming people who either worked or were visitng there, enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at a table resounding with wonderful dinner conversation (we ate too much and even though the bed was most comfortable we had a hard time sleeping after the feast!)Our breakfast was equally fabulous and we had no trouble enjoying the host's cooking skills once again! The fine conversations also made us linger despite needing to get underway for the next leg of our tour...all in all, a very fine experience and we would do it again in a heart beat. Many thanks for a memorable time!
4,0 sur octobre 25, 2010
I stayed at Appletons Farmhouse last week (October 21st 2010) for one night to break up my journey from Manchester to Barcelona travelling by road. The service I received was fantastic, the food was excellent and the hospitality was second to none. The area in which the guesthouse is situated is beautiful with open fields and farm land as far as the eye can see. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here.
4,0 sur octobre 24, 2010
Stayed for two nights, and we were made very welcome. we had two excellent evening meals and would return there if we re-visit the area.
4,8 sur septembre 01, 2010
Black saturday for the northbound travellers. Weary travellers have filled the hotels around Argenton off the E9 motorway. We, a couple of 48 and 50 years old, are south bound looking for a house in France. We hope not to spend the night in the car. We are greeted with some reluctance by a jolly farmer type with a titanium leg and a friendly labrador, Leo, at his remaining foot. After some negotiations: "we don't take people from the street". "OK, then I'll introduce you to my wife". We are allowed to come back after dinner (which was in full fling for the present guests. Good to know you come first when you stay there, and not some passing trade that may deliver another couple of euro's). We are offered a room next to the cellar(visons of sleeping in a damp place on a matrass on the floor). At this point they could have offered us a place in the hayloft. We didn't ask how much it would cost (a very reasonable 65 euro including a good breakfast) or whether there was a en-suite (which there was). We arrived a bit later than expected, but were still greeted with the offer to mingle with the other guests and enjoy a glass of wine, or any other beverage we liked. The room was very clean, the bed comfortable (and cute: wood and brocade head- and footboard), light duvet, bedside lights for reading and mosquito (and other bugs) netting in the windows, so you could leave them open at night (silence!). Plenty of room to leave all your stuff. Nothing like a cellar in any which way or form. In the morning take a wander around the grounds and admire the planting, the trees, the vegetable garden and maybe take a dip in the plunge pool. We were lucky enough to be able to stay another night and taste Edward's cooking. You just can't complain. Varied, tasteful and well balanced (those beans needed a little more blanching before the garlic stir fry, Edward, otherwise I would have given you the extra orange ball!). Go there, make a reservation in advance, be happy.
5 sur juin 13, 2010
I stayed at the Appletons with friends in May this year and we all found the welcome, accommodation, cuisine and cleanliness 1st class and faultless. I have no hesitation in providing a recommendation.
4,8 sur mai 17, 2010
In the summer of 2009 we stayed at appleton for one night. It was super!! Malcom and Edward, great hospitality. The garden (and swimmingpool) are great to relax in. We had wonderfull contact with the other guests. The food was.... superb!! real great. We were there with our doughters of 8 and 13 and they also had a wonderful time. Our youngest doughter left the bag of here nintendo there in the room. When we came home from our holiday, the bag was already there. The had send it to our home. Realy realy friendly people. When we go to the dordogne again, we will certainly stay there agan. Jolande, DIck, Ilja en Ysis, from Holland
4,0 sur avril 17, 2010
My parents, myself and my 7 year old daughter stopped over for a night on our way from Calais to Cahors. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Edward and Malcolm and highly recommend this B and B. The breakfast and dinner were delicious and my daughter loved collecting the eggs for breakfast.
4,4 sur février 14, 2010
Ideal for a stopover en route through France, you get a very warm welcome, great food, great service, all in a lovely farmhouse setting. I can highly recommend Appletons. Definitely on my list of places to go back to!
5 sur janvier 05, 2010
After the drive down from Calais Appeltons was the perfect stop off point breaking the back of the journey to Carcassone. This place is a real gem, the rooms were very clean and comfortable and owners Edward and Malcolm were great hosts. We had dinner there (highly recommended) the food was fantastic and plentiful as the wine and conversation flowed in front of the blazing log fire. Most memorable, I will defiantly return. Ray and Jacqui.
4,0 sur novembre 16, 2009
Having stayed overnight and enjoyed ourselves so much, we were determined to go back and stay for longer. This is a quiet, comfortable, friendly place to stay and you will be made really welcome.
5 sur août 29, 2009
Appleton's is a wonderful B&B, where the owners, Malcolm & Edward, are excellent hosts. The bed was comfy, the bathroom clean (with very good shower), and the food at both breakfast and dinner was excellent. The house is set in lovely gardens and a dip in the pool is a perfect way to cool off after a day in the sun. We'll definitely be back... D&L, London.
4,6 sur août 27, 2009
We thought, we are going to be there for 14 days! What if we don't like them? What if they don't like us? What if the plumbing is 19th Century? These were the questions we asked ourselves nervously after we booked Appleton's for our summer holiday. Our fears were unwarranted. Firstly, this area of France is lovely. Loaded with history, cultural charm and rural beautiful there is something here for everyone. The hosts, Edward and Malcolm, go the extra mile to ensure their guests have an enjoyable stay. The rooms are very comfortable with great en suite showers but it is the evening meals that are a joy. Either in the gazebo or under the pergola, guests dine together enjoying excellent food and fine wine as the sun slowly disappears behind the trees in the spacious garden. Next day,you can walk the randonees, borrow their bikes and go cycling or drive to the many local attractions. The test of a good holiday comes at the end. Was it worth it? Certainly. Would you come again to the Appleton's? For the first time all four members of the family said yes. The Buchanan Family
3,6 sur août 08, 2009
Staying with Edward and Malcolm was pure pleasure to us. Dinner and drinks together in the beautifull garden was wonderfull. They even baked a cake for my daugthers birthday! Clean comfortable rooms also. Rob, Marlene, Roy and Stefanie.
5 sur juillet 20, 2009
Picked Appletons from reviews - and we had a fantastic stay! Edward and Malcolm are such fab hosts. The rooms are spotlessly clean and high quality decor. We decided to eat at Appletons - and we are so glad we did!! The food was excellent and so much! We can not speak highly enough of our stay at Appletons. Highly recommended!